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Spinal Care Clinic Offers Chiropractic Care for Headache Relief

Burlington and Hamilton headache. It is a condition many people experience. Cervicogenic and tension-type headaches are two of the more often talked about types. The cervicogenic headache is linked to issues with the cervical disc, facets, and joints. The tension-type headache is related to the muscles of the neck generated by stress or odd head positioning. Both headache forms are responsive to gentle, safe stretching type treatment like Cox® Technic used at Spinal Care Clinic.

SOURCE OF TENSION-TYPE HEADACHE: Neck Muscle, Stress, Position

Tension type headache is noted as the second most common health concern globally. A new review of published studies for its treatment explained that manual joint mobilization techniques, supervised physical therapy, acupuncture, psychological care, and patient education were as beneficial for reducing headache frequency, improving quality of life, lessening pain intensity, and lowering stress symptoms. (1) Spinal Care Clinic welcomes Burlington and Hamilton tension-headache sufferers as well as their fellow cervicogenic headache sufferers.


Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients want to know why they have a headache. A recent study described how researchers utilized diagnostic block testing to pinpoint the cervical spine joint source of the headache. Overall, the C2-3 level was the most frequent source. In patients whose principal complaint was headache over neck pain, the C2-3 was the source for 62%, C1-2 for 7%, and C3-4 for 6%. For patients whose neck pain was worse than the headache, C2-3 was the source for 42%, lower cervical joints for 18%, and C3-4 for 7%. (2) Not that every Burlington and Hamilton headache sufferer must experience this type of testing to be helped, but the results were interesting for healthcare providers to aid diagnose and treat headache patients more beneficially.


In a review of published clinical trials, researchers stated that spinal manipulation was used often to manage cervicogenic headache. Spinal manipulation was effective, provided superior, small, short term benefits for reducing pain, headache frequency, and related disability compared with other manual treatment. (3) One relieving treatment referred to as SNAGs (sustained natural apophyseal glides) has been explained in the medical literature. In a placebo vs SNAG study, researchers explained how SNAGs were good for pain reduction and neck disability decrease as well as range of motion improvement for women with cervicogenic headache. (4) Manual therapy treatments like this help headache. Spinal Care Clinic provides Cox® Technic, a gliding, doctor-controlled neck treatment for such conditions as Burlington and Hamilton headache and neck pain.

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. David Kulla on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the effective, gentle treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for his patient with headache and neck pain and improved her quality of life.

Make your next Burlington and Hamilton headache chiropractic appointment with Spinal Care Clinic. Annoying, life-disrupting headaches may meet their match at Spinal Care Clinic for relief of pain and disability.

Spinal Care Clinic provides chiropractic care from diagnosis to treatment and relief for cervicogenic and tension-type headaches.  
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